MLB announced the 2021 schedule for all 30 MLB teams, including the Colorado Rockies, on Thursday.
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The Colorado Rockies will be starting the season later than it was on previous schedules in the past few years in 2021. For the first time since 2017, the regular season will be scheduled to start in the month of April. In 2020, before the shutdown, Opening Day was supposed to be on March 26.
In 2021, Opening Day will be on Thursday, April 1 and, for the first time since 2011, the Rockies will open the season at Coors Field. They will open against the Dodgers in a four-game set. After an off-day on Monday after the series, they will face the Diamondbacks at Coors before going on their first road trip, in which they will face the Giants and the Dodgers.
The season will end at Chase Field in Arizona with the series taking place from October 1-3.
For interleague matchups, they will face the American League West, which the Rockies are doing in 2020 since the schedules are based on geography. Their first interleague series will be against the Houston Astros at Coors on April 20th and 21st.
The other interleague matchups are:
- June 1-3 vs. Texas
- June 4-6 vs. Oakland
- June 22-23 @ Seattle
- July 20-21 vs. Seattle
- July 26-28 @ Los Angeles Angels
- August 10-11 @ Houston
- August 30-September 1 @ Texas
On Mother’s Day, the Rockies will be in St. Louis, and on Memorial Day, the Rockies will be in New York City facing the Mets but on Father’s Day, July 4th, and Labor Day, the Rockies will be at Coors Field. They will be facing the Brewers, Cardinals, and Giants.
There are a few eccentricities about the Rockies schedule, though. The Rockies will be done with the New York Mets by the Thursday after Memorial Day but they don’t face the 2019 World Champion Washington Nationals until September 17. With the amended schedule for the 2020 season, that will be the first time that the Rockies will have played the Nationals since they won the World Series.
Just over a week after that (September 27), the Rockies will face the Nationals at Coors Field in their final series at home.
You can check out the entire schedule below.
The Rockies have already announced a few of their promotions for the 2021 campaign, including two bobblehead nights. On April 3, against the Dodgers in the first series of the year, the Rockies will be giving away a Trevor Story bobblehead. On Sunday, July 4th against the Cardinals, the Rockies will be giving away a Charlie Blackmon USA Bobblehead.
On the night before the Story bobblehead, the Rockies will be also be giving puffy vests out and on May 15th against the Reds, the Rockies will have an Armed Forces Day camo hat.
It’s odd to be seeing the 2021 schedule (and some promotions) before the 2020 season even starts, especially since the schedule is usually released in September but it’s something that is always nice to see on the horizon.